Filming is to take place in Oxford for Netflix drama Anatomy of a Scandal this week.

Parts of the city centre will be closed off from today to allow filming of the major series.

Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Friend, who grew up in Stonesfield, West Oxfordshire, are in the cast.

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Sarah Vaughan's book with the same title was published in the UK in 2019.

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It follows a Westminster politician whose marriage begins to unravel after he is accused of sexual misconduct, while his wife fights to prove his innocence.

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Big Little Lies creator David E Kelley is leading the adaptation of the bestseller.

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On Thursday, Catte Street will be closed from 6pm to 2am, and the New College Lane road will be also be closed from 6pm to 2am.

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On Friday, Brasenose Lane, Catte Street, St Mary’s Passage and Radcliffe Square will be closed from 2.30pm to 2am.

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On Saturday, the footway on the northeast side of Magdalen Bridge will be closed from 11pm until 2am.

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And on Sunday, Pembroke Square will be closed from 7pm to 7am. 

Sienna Miller plays Oxford University graduate Sophie Whitehouse, the wife and mother-of-two who finds herself at the centre of the scandal.

Dockery will play Kate Woodcroft, a criminal barrister who specialises in prosecuting sex crimes.

Rupert Friend will play junior minister James Whitehouse, who is married to Sophie.

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Cyclists have been advised to remove their bikes from railings in advance of filming.

Scenes for Morse spin-off Endeavour have recently been filmed in the city centre.

And Richard Madden was at Rewley Road fire station to film scenes for Amazon spy drama Citadel.

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